QPR cut to 2/7 for relegation

  • Last Updated: December 30 2012, 18:04 GMT

QPR are now 2/7 to be relegated from the Barclays Premier League after they were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Sunday.

Luis Suarez bagged a brace against QPR
Luis Suarez bagged a brace against QPR

Luis Suarez scored a brace before Daniel Agger nodded Liverpool into a 3-0 lead at the break, and they were able to cruise to a convincing victory.

Coral and Sky Bet cut QPR to a standout 2/7 to go down after the game, with most firms making them 1/4 - the same price generally available about Reading.

Liverpool's top-six prospects were enhanced by the victory and they're now 15/8 from 9/4 with bet365, while Suarez is clear second-favourite in the top goalscorer betting at 3/1 with BetVictor.

Earlier, Chelsea kept tabs on the leaders with a come-from-behind victory over Everton, and they're standout 8/1 chances to win the title with Ladbrokes.

Frank Lampard was the hero with two goals, which again saw his contract situation come under scrutiny.

Coral go 4/1 that he's sold in January, and their Tim Reynolds said: "Lampard's contract comes to an end in six months so it wouldn't be the biggest shock to see Chelsea cash-in on the midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window."

William Hill think this will be his last season at Stamford Bridge, quoting 4/11 that he's left come the first day of next season and 2/1 that he remains a Chelsea player.

"Frank's performances in recent weeks have certainly been worthy of another year at the Bridge, but the odds indicate that his time may be up," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

With both Tottenham and Arsenal having secured maximum points on Saturday, Everton are out to 6/1 for a top-four finish with Stan James, but they remain well ahead of 12/1 chances Liverpool in the betting despite Sunday's results.